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NYC Gets a 24-Hour Cupcake ATM. Where Is Ours?


As if New York City didn’t already have enough going on to laud about, people in the city can now have their fill of cupcakes at any hour of the day, thanks to a 24-hour cupcake ATM. Ugh, you lucky gluttons. The 24-hour cupcake ATM – which works precisely in the way you would expect… Read more »

“Hope is Not a Strategy” Q&A with Peter Shanley


If you are part of a startup, you probably consider Eric Ries’ Lean Startup your startup bible and its scientific principles, startup commandments. Principles of the Lean Startup include: Entrepreneurs are everywhere Entrepreneurship is management Validated Learning Innovation Accounting Build Measure Learn We caught up with Lean Startup proponent Peter Shanley, principle of Neo, a… Read more »

Social Media Influence Tool Klout Acquired for $200 Million


Fortune/CNN has just reported that the social media influence scoring platform, Klout, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a company that provides social customer solutions for enterprises. According to the report, the deal is valued at nearly $2oo million in mixed cash and Lithium equity. Last month, news of the impending acquisition was delivered by… Read more »

Startups, Mind Your IP or Face the Dreaded Cease and Desist: Legal Tips from Daliah Saper [Video]


The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! Nine out of ten times, it’s just not worth pursuing legal action to help battle nasty comments online. But for that other ten percent of the time, make sure… Read more »

Rumr: There’s Nothing More Fun Than A Totally Anonymous Conversation With Friends


Yesterday James Jarlecki, the CEO and founder of rumr, announced the culmination of his team’s work to release a completely anonymous messaging platform for friends. Launched for both iOS and Android, rumr focuses on highlighting the positivity that an anonymous nature can have while attempting to avoid the stigma associated with it. “Much of the… Read more »

Music Sounds Better With Tech


If you live in Miami, music is all around you. Not only is this city home to world-renowned electronic music festivals, including this week’s much anticipated Winter Music Conference (WMC) but it’s also a home for recording artists, and a hub for major record labels like BMG and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. On the cusp… Read more »

Miami’s LiveNinja Launches Katana to Give Online Shoppers an In-Store Experience


Miami-based LiveNinja today announced the launch of Katana, an immersive and customizable platform allowing businesses to drive sales by connecting customers instantly using real-time video chat technology. Now online shoppers don’t have to sacrifice the personalized assistance they receive from salespeople while shopping in-store. Katana uses synchronous video, audio, text chat and screen-sharing features to… Read more »

Ranktab Launches Visual-Oriented Group Decision Making Platform


Ranktab, the Guadalajara-based startup, today announced the launch of a brand new group decision-making platform that pairs comprehensive algorithms with an interface to visually display facets of human knowledge. Ranktab was designed specifically to give small businesses and individuals a way to reveal objective, group logic surrounding their idea or business. “Most collaborative decision-making software… Read more »

Is Square Moving To Miami?


Is San Francisco-based mobile payment company, Square looking to set up shop in Miami? Maybe not yet, but they are throwing an event this week to celebrate Latino business owners, and Square’s Brand Leader, Ricardo Reyes recently visited LAB Miami.   It would be a great move given that that they recently launched  a complete… Read more »